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Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.
Mr. Kingsley Osei is a School Aide at Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School. He has been with Boys Prep Bronx Elementary School since August 2015. Mr. Osei is a graduate of City College of New York, where he earned a BA in Creative Writing. Prior to joining Boys Prep, Mr. Osei worked in several middle school and Pre-K institutions, most recently as a Teacher’s Aide at Philip H. Michaels Child Development Center, and an ELA tutor at MS 113 Richard R. Green School. Mr. Osei is also an esteemed author and journalist, releasing a children’s book and poetry audiobook, along with being featured in numerous of music/digital art publications.